“From the fig tree learn its’ lesson; as soon as its’ branch
becomes tender and puts out its’ leaves, you know that
summer is near.”

Mark 13:28


12/3 First Sunday in Advent ~ 10 am
12/6 Advent Midweek 1 ~ 6:30 pm
12/10 Children’s Program ~ 10:00 am
12/13 Advent Midweek 2 ~ 6:30 pm
12/17 Cantata ~ 10:00 am
12/20 Advent Midweek 3 ~ 6:30 pm
12/24 Sunday Morning Matins ~ 10:00 am
12/24 Lessons & Carols Service ~ 6:30 pm
12/25 Christmas Day Worship ~ 10:00 am


There will be a Christmas decorated box in the narthex. If you are able, please donate items such as Sugar Free candy, food items, lip balm, Kleenex packets, small notebooks, post-a-notes, unscented or mild scented hand lotion or other thoughtful items. Questions, contact Georgiana Neuman or Donna Elder from Outreach.



New Sunday School Class Forming
Starting August 13!

From the first Sunday of August through the end of September Tamera and Nathan Perry will
be leading an important Sunday School study addressing how to respond to homosexuality and
related issues in our culture from a biblical worldview. The class follows the book and videos
entitled “Messy Grace.” One book will be provided per registered family. Please
consider being a part of this study. The class will be limited to 16 individuals, however the class
will be repeated as necessary. A registration list will be started July 16th.
Here’s a description from the book: “Very few issues in Christianity are as divisive as the
acceptance of the LGBT community in the church. Many Christians lean toward one of two
extremes: sacrificing truth for the sake of grace or sacrificing grace for the sake of truth.
Jesus was able to love all people and yet still hold onto his beliefs. So can you.
Even when it’s messy.”




Attention Middle and High Youth and Their Parents!
Beginning May 7th all youth (6th through 12th grades) are invited to join a new Bible study during Sunday School after worship! We’ll be working through the Answers Bible Curriculum from Answers in Genesis who are the folks behind The Creation Museum and The Ark Encounter. The curriculum takes us through the entire Bible and will provide a thorough understanding of the relevance of scripture, will teach us how to defend our faith and how to apply God’s Word to everyday life. The group will meet in the Sunday School room at the top of the stairs above the church office. Please see Erin Truelsen with questions or email at Come with an eagerness to learn
and share! Bring your Bible!



First Timothy Lutheran Church: Items needed at the moment:  Sugar, canned fruit, rice cereals, personal hygiene items, soups, soap, toothpaste, paper towels, and tissues, jelly, & peanut butter, they have an overabundance of the following items and are not in need of them at this time: mac & cheese, pasta, beans/corn, & flour.


SATURDAY mornings at 7:00am ~ PLEASE JOIN US!


Joyful Response is an electronic offering transfer service for members of our congregation. Reduce time, cost and effort associated with check writing by having your weekly contribution electronically gifted to the church. Special Offering Notices still provide you with a unique way to place your offering in the collection plate each week. Consider fulfilling your stewardship commitment through this easy program. Click Here to Download and print off the form to turn in or contact Paul Seeman for more information.


President: John Bivens    Vice President: Keith Downey 

Secretary: Christine Bivens   Treasurer: Joe Miller

Stewardship: Chris Clark   Outreach: Kirk Knobel

Financial Secretary: Paul Seeman

Trustees: Kerry Wiegand, Tom Himsel, Ethan Atsinger

Education: Micah Knoble, Chris Clark, Jetta Tarr

Deacons: John Bivens, Bob Crockett, Gus VonDielingen, Kerry Wiegand,

Harold Kolb, Lonny Shattuck

Deaconess: Donna Elder, Dee Thomas


Mondays ~ CLOSED

Tuesday thru Friday ~ 9:00am – 2:00pm


Office Phone Number is 317-852-3343


We are always looking for friendly faces to help greet all our friends and guests as they come into worship!

Please contact Tamera Perry to get involved.

Thank you!


The Prayer Request List is an ever-changing thing. Please help us keep it as current as possible with both new people that you want to add as well as those who can be removed. Please take a good look at the list in the bulletin and let Pastor or the ladies in the office know of any changes or updates. It is greatly appreciated!

ALSO: If you would like to be added to our text prayer chain, please see Gail Douglas.


Do you or a loved one need some help with something this season? Lawn Care, Grocery Shopping, Rides to/from Medical Appointments, etc.? If so, please contact your deacon so that we can get you the help you need.

Also: if you would like to volunteer to help with any of these needs within our congregation, please share your talents, desire, and availability to help with your deacon as well. No help is too small to someone in need. Thank You!


Do you have any technical talents in this ever-changing field? There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board to assist with broadcasting on Sunday mornings.

We would love to have you on board!


We are always looking for people to help us keep our alter prepared and ready for worship! If you would like to lend a hand, there is a schedule and sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Thank You!


The world’s longest-running Christian outreach radio program! 

Broadcast Guide & Sermon Schedule

Sirius XM    Family Talk channel 131 Sunday, 10:00AM

WBRI     Indianapolis, IN  1500 AM    Sunday 6:30AM

WBRI     Indianapolis, IN   96.7 FM    Sunday 6:30AM         

WIRE    Indianapolis, IN   91.1 FM     Sunday 6:00AM       

WLW    Cincinnati, OH    700 AM     Sunday 7:00AM

Mobile App Available

December 3, 2023 “Before They Call” Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler

December 10, 2023 “A-T Walker” Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler




Don’t forget to “LIKE” and “SHARE” our events and postings on our church and preschool Facebook page.  The added visibility helps us to reach so many more people,  Our preschool could really benefit from the extra views.  If you haven’t “Liked” our preschool Facebook page, you can find it at “Christ Lutheran Preschool, Brownsburg, Indiana”.  Our church Facebook page is “Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church”.  If you have an event that you would like to have featured, please contact the church office.


Building Use Schedule

If you are planning to use the church for a family, group, or church related function, please contact Jen or Christine at the church office so that it can be placed on the calendar. If your meeting or event has changed dates or has been canceled, please notify the office ASAP. We would like to avoid conflicts with scheduled events at church. Thanks for your help in this matter!


Our church email for contacting Jen and Christine, our secretaries, is





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